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at this year's super bowl. sports is straight ahead. >>> we'll tell you what nasa was up to last night with its latest launch. >>> and take a look at this controversial quilt displaying a lynching. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. it was a spectacular liftoff. nasa launched a new high-tech satellite into orbit from cape canaveral, florida. the new equipment will improve communication with the international space station and relay images captured by the hubble space telescope. >>> a quilt displaying a photograph of a lynched african-american woman is generating strong emotions with visitors at an indianapolis library. >> i get people out here all different kinds of colors, races and creed treating me bad because of stuff like this. >> i know it can be painful for some people. i know some people are angry. some people cry. >> the quilt is part of a collection of pieces that will be displayed through february and march. >>> controversy is brewing after school officials fired starter pistols during an emergency drill outside of chicago. some students were alarmed by the exercise mea
is a major hang up in the space port's operations. adam howsley the of it in california, when nasa retired it's shuttles, it opened the door for this sort of thing, and it's now. >> nasa is opening up the doors, allowing everybody to work with them, a lot of it is still top secret, but they're allowing more and more companies and the prices are going down, and more dailytechnology, and it's all at it. >> regarding what nasa has to attract and offer to the private sector to come in and work with them, for whatever those reasons are, we don't really care. >> reporter: shep, we're talking about space hotels and orbits, and people can actually afford some of this stuff. >> shepard: how is california staying competitive in this race? >> reporter: well, they have 14 companies in mow havi and permission granted, you can come out here and try a couple of things. the virgin crew is it out here with some of their equipment and they have three warehouses out here, and a politician is pushing legislation. one company that we talked to is called x core. >> you can try new things, and it's always maintaine
a science lesson inspired by an announcement from nasa. hari sreenivasan has the details. >> sreenivasan: just what is dark matter? find a short video with a simple answer on today's science roundup. nasa and the european space agency are partnering to send a telescope into space to investigate dark matter and dark energy. read more about these mysterious forces and what scientists hope to find on our science page. and think you've received bad advice about social security? our benefits guru gets to the bottom of that issue in today's "ask larry" column on our business page. all that and more is on our web site, gwen? >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. on tuesday, we'll return to the immigration debate with a look at the president's plans for reform. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> macarthur foundation. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and...
, four, three, two, one, zero. >> just had to show you this video this morning. this is nasa's new communications satellite being launched into space. this happened late last night in florida. it's going to be used to communicate with the astronauts living on the international space station. it will also be used to transfer images from the hubble space telescope. nasa's 11th time sending a tracking and delay shuttle into space. the first was in 1983. always awesome video. >> cool. >>> 5:21. final for weather & traffic on the 1s. meteorologist tom kierein with the forecast. what's going on out there? >> last night it was the rain which has exited. a few lingering sprinkles, prince george's, the district, fairfax county and loudoun county. temperatures are dropping into the 40s now to near 50. reagan national now down to 53. just an hour ago, it was at 60. the temperatures are rapidly dropping. much of prince george's county now in the low 50s. and we're going to continue to see the temperatures dropping throughout the day. storm team 4 four-day forecast will drop to the 30s after su
it is going to be, and if it hits us what kind of damage is it likely to do? >> well that's what nasa scientists are really going to be watching on this pass. next month on the 15th, this asteroid is going to swing just 17,000 miles away from earth at much lower than the navigation satellites and, that we use every day for tour phones and our gps. now it is not going to hit this time around, but such a close encounter of a rock this big, something like, 40 meters, meters wide, 50 meters wide, they haven't had this kind of a close encounter of a rock this size before. nasa will be watching it. scientists and astronomers will be tracking after it swings by to see how this close fly-by will change the orbit when it does come around again. martha: in your terms, these things happen, you know, every thousands of years, several thousands years. when was the last time something like this did actually make contact and what was the impact? >> well to give you some asteroid is about the same size as the rock that exploded over siberia in 1908. that event that leveled00 of square miles of land,
liquor. >>> nasa will help the bay area better understand pollution. it will hoover as low as 1,000 feet and collect air particles. it will protect people's health by improving forecasts. >>> we have problems this morning, south. >> that is right, 101, we have a truck accident, it has been there since 43. they are making progress, we will have a live report and it is backed up for a ten to 15 minute delay. >>> patchy fog, 32 degrees in santa rosa, we had 48 in san francisco, we will all be
? some people might. we're going to tell you about it. >>brian: while you were asleep, nasa is embarking on a brand-new mission in space. the details next. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young.
. and lift-off of the atlas 5 rocket. >> nasa launched a new communications satellite from cape canaveral ral to help relay data and messages with the international space station and the hubble telescope. >>> back here on earth, facebook turned in a healthy earnings report better than wall street expected in many resents but investors turned up their noses at facebook stock, down 3.5% in after hours trading. david louie explains why. >> reporter: facebook has been scrambling to catch up as its more than 1 billion users shift to mobile device but the screens are so much smaller. on desktop there was plenty of room for ads. the facebook c.e.o. is declaring success. >> today there is no argument, facebook is a global company. >> reporter: most mobile ads now contributing 23% of ad revenue, up 9% in just three months and the social network is pushing hard to make mobile use fast and appealing. according to tech analysts and blogger robert scobel. we talked to him via skype. >> the new app is faster again and has more of the desktop features. you can tell they are working at taking over the mobile
for private citizens are being planned as early as next year. they are teaming up with nasa taking advantage of the open playing field and shared technology. >> regardless whatever reasons nasa has to attract and offer an entree to the private sector to come in and work with them, whatever those reasons are we don't really care. all we know is that the opportunities are here. >> reporter: opportunities that include expanding space programs for other countries. as the industry grows, competition will undoubtedly drive costs down. that presents other problems such as health concerns and government regulations. >> right now the faa only has regulatory authority for launches and reentries of commercial spaceflight. they can't regulate currently on-orbit activities. >> reporter: no doubt that the demand is there. virgin galactic has 500 people booked with deposits of 20,000 each to go into orbit. >> thank you, everybody. >> reporter: we know nasa headquarters both in houston and in florida. the private space race is really all over thewith the span new mexico and here in mojave in california. the
. >>> so it's hurtling into orbit as we speak at this very moment. coming up, the story behind nasa's latest rocket launch. >>> also ahead, how one young woman's shooting death in chicago has radiated all the way to washington and actually beyond there as well. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help fron
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